McCartney looks back over Bolton display

Hammers left-back George McCartney was pleased to look back over an excellent performance against Bolton Wanderers yesterday - and reflect on a fantastic turnaround for the Club.

"We needed the three points and we played really well first half," said the 26-year-old. "To go in 3-0 up at half-time was a great feeling. But we always knew the game wasn't over.

"Bolton came out strongly second half but we coped well with it. We've given ourselves every chance to be in the Premiership next year.

"You look back eight or nine games and I think we were about 12 points adrift. Everyone was saying we were certain for relegation. But it's amazing what a bit of luck against Blackburn can do.

"We've kicked on from that and put in some good performances. We've got the 38 points. Hopefully Spurs can do us a favour against Charlton tomorrow and it will look that little bit better.

"We could be going to Manchester United next week knowing we still maybe need a point to guarantee survival. But all the lads are buzzing and it's in our own hands now."

Looking ahead to that final match of the season at Old Trafford, George said: "Fingers crossed Man United will have won the league by then. We all know how good a team they can be at Old Trafford. If they're playing to win the League it's going to be a very tough game.

"But we've put in some great performances in the last few weeks and got some great wins. Bolton was no different and hopefully we can go to Old Trafford next week and put another one in.

"Since the Blackburn game all the lads have had belief. If we keep believing and have confidence in ourselves, we could get out of this situation.

"It's in our own hands now and all credit to the coaching staff, the manager and all the players. We've all pulled together and given ourselves a good chance."